It might be important to consider that a company filling for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is not terribly uncommon. The company has no plans to shut down, nor liquidate assets. Ch. 11 is all about restructuring debt so that they can pay off the creditors and return to normal operating procedures. Most people in this thread are treating this like a Ch. 7 which it is not. In fact the difference between the two are so stark that many smart investors will buy into companies that have good prospects and a plan in Ch. 11. It can make a company much much stronger on the back end.